“An early wildfire season has already begun in our state, and conditions all across the state are much drier and hotter than usual. The 4th of July weekend is approaching and there is, rightfully, heightened concern about the risks posed by use of fireworks. No matter what people have done with fireworks in past years, these conditions require us all to exercise an extraordinary amount of caution and safety this year.
Green Diamond Resource Company officials today announced the company’s Cougar Smith Road will be closed and locked each weekend during fire season, starting this weekend. The road, privately owned by Green Diamond Resource Company, is a popular shortcut for recreationists seeking to access the Wynoochee River watershed from Mason and eastern Grays Harbor Counties.
In preparation for the busy summer tourism season, in partnership with Little Creek Casino Resort, the North Mason Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center is offering FREE customer service training for employees from Mason County businesses. The next class is Tuesday, July 7, 11am-12pm, at Little Creek Casino Resort, featuring speaker Stephanie Rowland, Chamber Pres/CEO and owner of Top Dog Etiquette, LLC.
The Mason County Commissioners want to emphasize that Mason County did not close down Wilson Recycling. Mason County has received numerous comments about the unfortunate closure of Wilson Recycling located on Brockdale Road. It must be noted that in order to go back to being a recycling center, WA State Department of Ecology has permitting requirements that must be met.
Shelton Kiwanis Foundation has awarded six $1,000 scholarships and two $1,500 scholarships to graduates of Shelton High School this spring. Three of the eight scholarships are provided through the Dell Abelein Endowment for students who major in the education field. The additional five scholarships are funded by Pancakes in the Park and other Shelton Kiwanis Club events as well as donations made directly to the charitable Foundation.
One should never go through cancer treatment alone. To help make this happen, Harmony Hill Retreat Center and Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics host a monthly Cancer Support Group on the 3rd Monday of each month. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday July 20, 2015 at 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Mason General Hospital’s Pershing Room, through the Hospital’s Main (south) Entrance.