Editor, “As the CEO of ____________, as the mayor of ____________, as the chairman of the board of directors of _____________, as the superintendent of _____________, as the top executive of ___________, as the head honcho of _________, I take full responsibility for this situation.” Please explain to me what that means anymore. It used to mean the buck stops here, and I will make it right because I am in charge.
The South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District’s longtime archery coach, Glen Harris, is retiring. Harris, whose career as a professional archery coach spanned nearly 40 years and includes being a United Sports Athletic Association Level IV Coach and judge, president of Harris Coaching International, director of Emerald City Archery Academy and Chairperson of Disabled Archery USA, has been teaching archery to students on Whidbey for six years.
Editor, I would like take this opportunity to thank the citizens of Island County who voted for me in the primary election to retain my seat as Island County treasurer. I am humbled by the trust and support given to me by the citizens of Whidbey and Camano Islands. I do not and will not ever take my position as the Island County treasurer lightly. This is a position of trust and the citizens have shown their trust in me by casting the largest amount of votes out of the three opponents in this race in my name. I pledge to never let you down.
Editor, This is a letter to Reporter Jessie Stensland: Thank you for introducing me to my public and securing me my 15 minutes of fame, or is it notoriety? Too bad all the write-ins didn’t pal up, one of us could have been a contender
Editor, What is the matter with you people? I hit a deer on State Highway 20 and not one of you stopped to see if I was OK. I swear to God I am ashamed of mankind and have nothing left to say.
Editor, With our local elections fast approaching, I write in support of Karla Jacks for the position of Island County commissioner. Over the past three years, I have had the pleasure of working with Karla as we’ve served together on the Camano Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Editor, Kudos to director Jackie Apodaca and the entire cast of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.
Editor, I am writing to offer my endorsement of Karla Jacks for Island County Commissioner, District 3. Island County voters should be elated to have such a well-rounded candidate running for this important position.
Editor, I would like to thank the large number of voters who supported me in the primary election for Island County commissioner District 3. It was an honor to lead a large field of candidates and I appreciate your confidence. Our communities deserve leaders who will listen and represent every resident. Our citizens deserve access to good public transportation and to educational institutions. Our seniors deserve to age in place in the communities they helped build. Our residents deserve the best safety services from first responders and to the county emergency management team. Our islands must be environmentally protected so we have access to clean water and our rural life style is maintained.
Editor, I cannot stand by and witness the mudslinging campaign being pursued by Wanda Grone. When Grone decided to run, rather than being honest and above board about her intentions, she chose to let both the treasurer and her fellow staff members discover it in the newspaper.
Editor, It is time for fiscal responsibility In Island County. We need an experienced and skilled person to handle monetary duties for the county as a start.
Editor, Talk about a rush to judgment. Here we have two Island County commissioners, elected to create and preserve the quality of life in this county, calling to defrock the person who has championed one of the premier assets of our area. All this before the evidence is even completed.
Editor, The Fair is over and what a great four-day party it was. We were able to offer good carnival rides and games, animal exhibits with showmanship events, an array of commercial and food vendors, afternoon bingo, supervised games and activities for children, Eva Mae Main Stage and walk-about entertainment, the big Saturday Fair Parade, logging show, arena horse events, presentations and improv comedy in the BlackBox Theater, plus fabulous exhibits and demonstrations in all the exhibit halls.
Editor, Since I moved to Whidbey Island and began commuting to Boeing every day, I have met many interesting people as I travel Island Transit. Conversations change from day to day. They could be about sports, upcoming plans, or whatever the big news of the day is. Many a time, these conversations have determined what I am going to have for dinner.
Editor, With regard to the Aug. 2, 2014 issue of the South Whidbey Record: While the photo of Dave Olinger, the man running as a write-in for Island County sheriff, is definitely front-page worthy, I was quite upset to see that the staff writer, Jessie Stensland, took what is to be a quirky story of an island man and sneakily inserted obvious personal biases that have no place in the article.
Editor, Every day, for decades, the U.S. taxpayer is made to give Israel $8 million. That’s $8 million every day. U.S. law requires that, “no security assistance may be provided to any country the government of which engages in a consistent pattern of gross violations of internationally recognized human rights.”
Editor, A few years ago our business had a dishonest bookkeeper. She was very clever and determined. She lied, forged documents, and intercepted certified letters warning us of problems. By the time our accountant caught her we were in deep trouble financially. It was a very scary time, but we pulled through.
To the editor: Steve Burr has it right on: The game IS rigged. The question then becomes, what should we do?