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Ham Radio license classes offered on Whidbey
Jan 29 2013, 3:24 PM
If you have ever wanted to become a ham radio operator, don’t miss this opportunity. A two-day class on the federal rules and information necessary to pass the entry-level Federal Communications Commission license exam will be offered by the Island County Amateur Radio Club from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on two Saturdays, Feb. 2 and 9, at the Island County Commissioner’s hearing room, 1 NE Sixth St., Coupeville.
The course, taught by a knowledgeable club instructor, will provide training on how to be a successful ham radio operator and operate a shortwave radio transmitter safely and legally. The course will prepare students to take the federal radio exam offered regularly by volunteer examiners at monthly Island County radio club meetings.
Special Oak Harbor City Council meeting on nightclub rescheduled
Jan 30 2013, 11:17 AM
A special meeting to discuss potentially revoking a local nightclub’s liquor license is being rescheduled.
Oak Harbor Mayor Scott Dudley said the meeting, originally set for Jan. 29, was cancelled because of a lack of council member attendance.
The council went into executive session Jan. 15 to discuss possible litigation. Members elected to hold the special session to consider taking away the nightclub license from the Element, a downtown club that has been blamed for noise and violence.
Dudley said having so few council members could have posed a problem if anyone had to recuse themselves from voting. He said the plan is to reschedule it as a public hearing during the council’s regular Feb. 19 meeting.
Alleged Oak Harbor face biter faces charge
Jan 29 2013, 3:27 PM
A 38-year-old Oak Harbor man is facing a felony charge for taking a bite out of his girlfriend’s face, court documents indicate.
Prosecutors charged Clayton A. Hall in Island County Superior Court with assault in the second degree, a domestic violence crime. He could face from three to nine months in prison if convicted of the charge.
Oak Harbor police officers responded to the report of domestic violence just four minutes into New Year’s Day at a home on NW Crosby Avenue. The officers encountered a woman with a bloody bandage on her face.
Oak Harbor school officials refinance high school bonds
Jan 29 2013, 3:28 PM
The Oak Harbor school officials are taking action this week that will save North Whidbey taxpayers more than $1 million.
The school district is going through a process to basically refinance approximately $23 million in bonds that were originally approved in 2006.
Oak Harbor School District superintendent Rick Schulte said during Monday’s school board meeting that the refunding will save the school district taxpayers approximately $1.1 million in interest.
Oak Harbor School Board honors career-technical students
Jan 29 2013, 3:35 PM
The Oak Harbor School Board recognized more than a dozen students from Oak Harbor High School as Students of the Quarter for the Career and Technical Education program. Students represented all classes of the school’s program from metals fabrication to culinary arts and everything in between.
Career and Technical Education director Sandee Oehring announced the students during Monday’s Oak Harbor School Board meeting along with an explanation by their teachers for the nomination.
Oak Harbor school levy is a burden on property owners | Letters
Jan 29 2013, 3:39 PM
Before you folks vote on the new school levy, please consider this. It is nothing more than an unfair tax increase on homeowners, many of whom are senior citizens or retired folks who never had or don’t have children in the Oak Harbor school system, and are living on fixed incomes.
The people who decided long ago that property owners must pay the lion’s share of the school’s budget must have eaten too many Fruit Loops for a long time.
Oak Harbor students need competitive schools | Letters
Jan 29 2013, 3:40 PM
It is important that the voters of Oak Harbor step forward and vote yes to support the Oak Harbor School District Levy. The students of today are growing up in a world that is vastly different from just a few years ago. Today’s graduates will enter a tremendously competitive world that is bound by 21st century technology.
Regardless of their path — four year college, trade school, the military or the work force — they will be matched against highly qualified individuals. We, the citizens of Oak Harbor, should see it as a privilege to provide these students with the necessary tools to be successful now and in the future.
Renters shouldn’t cast ballots on Oak Harbor school levy | Letters
Jan 29 2013, 3:42 PM
It appears the Whidbey News-Times is only printing pro-school levy articles and letters. With such a large Republican base in the area it is hard to fathom that there are no opposing letters.
If not, let me throw a fly into the ointment. I have not yet decided how I will vote, yet two issues give pause to this Democrat in voting for this levy.
Oak Harbor levy failure would be step backward | Letters
Jan 29 2013, 3:43 PM
Ten years ago we arrived in Oak Harbor. The year before we moved here the state had 6,600 students that did not participate in a federal school lunch program — 6,000 of those students were right here in Oak Harbor. The talk in 2002 was the new lunch program. Quite frankly, I was a skeptic of this school district and questioned how much did the community really support their schools.
Three years later, my husband was retiring from his naval career and we had choices on where to live. We chose to stay right here. I had learned why this city is so special; I saw schools partnering with parents, I saw businesses giving support for school events, I saw opportunities for every child, I saw teachers putting in extra time and talent for students. I wanted our children to receive their public education right here in Oak Harbor.
Perhaps change in order for Oak Harbor City Council meetings | Letters
Jan 29 2013, 3:46 PM
The controversy over whether guns should be banned from Oak Harbor City Council meetings is very unfortunate.
Allow me to propose a five point solution that should satisfy everyone and produce peace in our time.
1. People attending City Council meetings may carry guns to exercise their Second Amendment rights.
2. A bullet-proof shield will be mounted in front of City Council members and employees.