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PUD 3’s 10th Consecutive Financial Reporting Recognition

Mason PUD 3 has received its tenth consecutive international recognition for the quality and completeness of its financial reporting.

Mason PUD 3’s Finance Department staff: Standing L-R: Jenifer Sliva, Emily Gott, Dani Leboki, Karissa Byrne, Sherry Speaks, Dawn Thompson. Kneeling: Brian Taylor.
Mason PUD 3’s Finance Department staff: Standing L-R: Jenifer Sliva, Emily Gott, Dani Leboki, Karissa Byrne, Sherry Speaks, Dawn Thompson. Kneeling: Brian Taylor.

PUD 3 was awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for its 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report by the International Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada.

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Stage 1 Burn Ban called for Thurston County

ORCAAA Stage One Burn Ban is in effect for Thurston County and will continue until conditions change.  Under a Stage 1 Ban, no burning is allowed in fireplaces or uncertified wood stoves, and all outdoor burning is prohibited, even in areas where outdoor burning is not permanently banned.  Additionally, no visible smoke is allowed from any wood stove or fireplace, certified or not, beyond a 20-minute start-up period.

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Winter’s Return: A Celebration in Music

TRL logoTwo world-traveling duos team up for an evening of seasonal songs

Felicia Dale and William Pint play music of the sea. Tania Opland and Mike Freeman perform music from many lands. On Wednesday, December 3, they join talents for an evening of wintery revels at the North Mason Timberland Library. This one-hour program begins at 7 p.m.

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MGH&FC APPLIES TO BE ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATION

MGH logoMason General Hospital & Family of Clinics has applied to become an Accountable Care Organization (ACO).  Once accepted, the area’s only local hospital and family of clinics will become a part of a national model for high quality, patient-centered health care – continuing to put patients first.

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HILBURN FUND THANKS COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS

MGH logoKaren Hilburn and the board members of the Karen Hilburn Breast & Cervical Cancer Fund (KHB&CCF), a chapter of Mason General Hospital Foundation, are grateful to the community for their valued support in its recent fundraising events for 2014.  The funds raised will be used to help diagnose and treat breast and cervical cancers in uninsured or underinsured women at Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics.

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LOVE INC GAP MINISTRIES HELP MEET CHILDREN’S NEEDS

lepique love inc 2014Love INC of Mason County’s secretary of the board  and office volunteer Margie LePique goes beyond the ordinary to make sure Mason County children in need don’t have to go without clothing or school supplies. She helps to make this possible through a partnership between Love INC’s “Clothing Gap Ministry”, and Northwest Children’s Outreach.

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State to Fine Owners of Ripplewood Tracts

doh logoThe Washington State Department of Health intends to issue a $17,640 penalty to the investor-owners of Ripplewood Tracts water system in Mason County. The planned fine is for violating a state directive to bring the water system into compliance with drinking water regulations.

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