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If you or a loved one were dying in San Juan County and needed urgent inpatient care, you could be required to travel to Island Hospital in Anacortes rather than PeaceHealth Peace Island hospital on San Juan Island.
Brad Williamson, President and CEO of Islanders Bank, was elected Chairman of the Board of the Community Bankers of Washington during the group's annual meeting held Sept. 16 in Vancouver, Washington.
The San Juan Island Grange has announced the 2016 Friday Harbor Fall Farm Parade is on Saturday, Oct. 1. Now in its sixth year, the parade will once again depart the fairgrounds onto Argyle at 2:30 p.m., travel down Argyle, Spring Street, turn left on First Street, and end at the Grange Hall. Anyone with an interest in promoting local farms and food may participate in the parade. Walkers with signs, kids on bikes, chickens in wagons, goats on leash, tractors, farm trucks, hay wagons, rolling greenhouses, scarecrows, horses of course, and any number of other expressions of support have appeared in past parades. People interested in participating are asked to arrive at the fairgrounds between 1:30 and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 to be marshaled into place in the parade. The theme for this year's parade is Local, a reference to the bumper stickers that have been appearing on island vehicles lately. You may find images of the Local bumper sticker attached, as well as the poster for this year's parade.
I want to express my satisfaction and admiration at your courageous decision to provide complete and factual coverage on the recentmurder-suicide incident here on my home island of Lopez. Another reader and I were discussing this story when your first article came outin Volume 36, Number 35 of the Weekly. We came to a reluctant agreement that your staff would most likely bow to political correctness andnot provide any further details in subsequent issues. But you surprised us with your professional and accurate reporting and for this I amgrateful. Sadly, it's not so common these days for the printed press to do its job and give the people the full and relevant details of a story,no matter how much discomfort they may cause to a particular segment of our society.