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Draw Botanical Illustrations at NM Library

Everyone is invited to stop by the Discovery Zone at the North Mason Timberland Library between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday to watch and learn from local artist Elise Watness on how to draw simple botanical illustrations.

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State Disciplines Local Healthcare Providers

The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions against local health care providers. Recent news releases summarizes actions taken by the Nursing Home Administrators Board and the Chemical Dependency Professional Program. 

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Special Election Ballots Sent Overseas; Remaining in Mail April 3rd

Ballots for the April 24th Special Election that includes four races for Shelton City Council and a Southside School District levy have already been mailed to registered voters overseas and in the military. According to Mason County Auditor Karen Herr, this advance mailing provides those voters with ample time to receive their ballots and return them in a timely manner.

Ballots will be mailed to Mason County voters on April 3rd. Those in the City and Southside School District must return their ballots via a ballot drop box by 8:00 p.m. on Election Night or by mail which must be postmarked by Election Day, April 24th, in order to be counted.

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Burglary Reported at Shelton Pharmacy

Shelton Police Department is investigating a burglary at Neil’s Pharmacy in Shelton. According to a news release, officers were dispatched to the store in the 500 block of West Franklin Street just after 5 AM Sunday regarding a commercial burglary. Officers found the front door shattered but the suspect had fled prior to their arrival.

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Police Blotter 3/18/18

The following is a summary of notable police and emergency calls in Mason County from Saturday, March 10, 2018 through Saturday, March 17, 2018. Specific details have not been released unless otherwise noted. Any one with information is encouraged to contact the appropriate law enforcement or emergency services agency.

Saturday, March 18, 2018

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Habitat Home #27 – Blessing Ceremony

Habitat for Humanity of Mason County welcomes the public, volunteers, family and friends (especially little ones) to a Blessing Ceremony for Habitat Home #27. The on-site Ceremony will be at 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 25th at 325 Grandview Avenue in Shelton. Carpooling is encouraged.

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State Highway Road Construction 3/18 to 3/24

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from March 18, 2018 to March 24, 2018.


Highway: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 25 to 21
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers for vegetation management.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, March 19-22.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s)321.7 to 322.4
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers for vegetation management.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 20. 

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Shelton School District Discusses Construction Projects

The Shelton School District discussed its upcoming construction projects Thursday during a community forum at Oakland Bay Junior High School. If you were unable to attend the forum, the District does have a video of the presentation from the Architecture Team. The video was streamed live to Facebook.

We are LIVE from our Community Forum

Posted by Shelton School District on Thursday, March 15, 2018

Traveler Run/Walk April 21st

Hood Canal Events (HCE) is hosting the 3rd annual Traveler 5.5K Run/Walk on Saturday April 21, 2018 at Alderbrook Golf Club’s venue – The Pointe, located at E 330 Country Club Dr E, Union, WA. 98592 The Traveler 5.5K Run/Walk celebrates the return of spring in Union, WA. “The Traveler,” a rock formation on the face of Mt. Washington is visible only for a few months every year and only from the Union view of the mountain over Earth Day weekend. The race will be held at Alderbrook Golf Club’s outdoor space – The Pointe. This site offers a spectacular high bank view of this apparition and a wonderful 2-acre event space to promote Hood Canal business/organizations, food, art and Pacific Northwest recreation.

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New Medicare Cards Coming in April

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will start mailing redesigned Medicare cards to beneficiaries in Washington state after June 2018. The new card contains a unique, randomly assigned number that replaces consumers’ Social Security numbers. The purpose is to prevent fraud, combat identity theft and safeguard taxpayer dollars. All replacement cards should be delivered nationwide by April 2019.

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