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"Unemployment filing on InternetIf you get laid off from your job you can at least save time and money by filing for unemployment on the Internet.A new Web site at Washington State Employment Security allows Internet filing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is a companion service on the Internet, which lists 17,000 job openings in Washington.Rafael joins Hair TamersRafael, a graduate of the Everett Academy of Beauty, has joined the Hair Tamers & Tanning Salon staff in Freeland.Owner Kristi Brown said Rafael will work five days a week as part of her team of seven employees. Hair Tamers is in its 19th year of business and offers a full service salon for men, women and children. It is located at 1651 E. Main, Freeland. Call 331-1098.Nursing firm on the moveIsland Home Nursing has moved to Freeland after working out of the Porter Building in Langley for approximately 15 years.The company provides in-home nursing services to patrons throughout Whidbey Island. Their new location is 1659 E. Layton, Freeland. Call 331-7441.Company earns satisfaction symbolA Clean Carpet Company has been awarded the Valuestar Certified Symbol of very high customer satisfaction, which requires a company to pass all four steps of the rating process.Companies that earn Valuestar Certified are put through extensive customer satisfaction research. The Public Research Institute of San Francisco audits the surveys.Peter Borden, president of A Clean Carpet Company, said his company sought the difficult-to-achieve rating because extremely high customer service has been the hallmark of our company since it began on Whidbey Island in 1989. Call 321-0585,La Paz license change soughtCooks Corps Too, owned by Troy Weldon Cook, has applied to assume the liquor license of La Paz restaurant located at 4796 Highway 525, Clinton. The license is to serve beer and wine in the restaurant and for off premise consumption. Anyone with comments may call the Washington Liquor Control Board, 360-664-1600.Cleaners earn certificationNick Mendiola and Eric Lee of A-1 Certified Cleaning Specialists of Whidbey Island have each qualified by education and examination as a Certified Fabric and Upholstery Cleaning Technician. The certification takes many hours study, according to the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration.A-1 for 19 years has offered professional cleaning services throughout Whidbey Island, including water, smoke and fire damage restoration. Call 360-675-5084.Scotty's sells repair businessScotty's Auto Repair and Towing in Freeland is now simply Scotty's Towing.Owners Rick and Diane Furman have sold the auto repair portion of their business to Randy and Christine Edwards, of Performance Muffler and Brake. That business moves to Freeland after operating for several years off Wilkinson Road.Scotty's Towing will remain at the same location at Harbor Avenue and Main Street, right next door to Performance Muffler and Brake, as a towing and roadside service operation.For information about Scotty's call 331-4724; for Performance Muffler and Brake call 331-4343.Artists' Co-op seeks membersThe Artists' Cooperative Gallery of Whidbey Island is currently seeking new members from the Puget Sound region.Media to be considered are fine arts, sculpture, jewelry and three-dimensional art. The gallery is a working cooperative, where artists participate in operation and ownership. It's a good way for up-and-coming artists to display their work.The gallery is located at 1413 First St., Langley. Interested artists need to submit three pieces of work to the gallery. If selected the artist needs to commit to a one year contract. Call Wendy, 360-221-7721, or Les, 360-3311-8939, for more information. "

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