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State Fined for Lack of Progress on Funding Education

TSupremeCourtJustices2014he Washington state Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the state pay $100,000 a day in sanctions, starting immediately, for its lack of progress toward fully paying the cost of basic education.

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FIRST AID/CPR/AED COURSE HOSTED BY MGH&FC IN SEPTEMBER

MGH logoLearn the basic skills to assist in a medical emergency and you could save a life!  The next First Aid/CPR/AED course hosted by Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics will be held on Thursday evening, September 3, 2015  from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Hospital’s Learning Center, located next to the Shelton McDonald’s on Olympic Highway North. 

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Fairs and petting zoos are in season: tips to avoid animal-spread illnesses

doh logoMillions of people go to agricultural fairs and petting zoos this time of year, and children of all ages love to be around the animals. Taking a few safety precautions can help reduce the chance of getting sick after spending time with animals or their surroundings.

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Salmonella illness outbreak linked to pork expands

doh logoThe Salmonella outbreak linked to pork products has grown to 134 cases in 10 counties (two in Mason County) around the state. Consumers are advised to cook pork thoroughly.

The case count has continued to grow as state health officials work with Public Health — Seattle & King County along with other local, state, and federal partners on the disease investigation. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent its team of “disease detectives” to the state to help.

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“DENIM & DIAMONDS” FUNDRAISING EVENT FOR BREAST/CERVICAL CANCER IN OCTOBER

karen hilburn breast cancer fund logoThe 12th annual “Denim & Diamonds” fundraising event presented by the Karen Hilburn Breast & Cervical Cancer Fund (KHB&CCF), a chapter of Mason General Hospital Foundation, will be held at the exquisite Alderbrook Resort & Spa, Union, on Sunday, October 25, 2015  at 4 p.m.

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Short Office Closure at Mason PUD 3 Offices Mid-Day August 13

MCPUD Logo-ProcessThe Belfair and Shelton offices of Mason County PUD No. 3 will be closed mid-day Thursday, August 13 so that employees may attend a function at the main office on Johns Prairie Road in Shelton.
 
  • The downtown Shelton payment center will be closed from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • The Belfair office will be closed from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • The Johns Prairie operations center will be closed from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Sheriff’s Office Mourns The Loss Of One Of Their Own

Agency photo of Jail Deputy Sheriff Rachael B. Stuhlmiller
Agency photo of Jail Deputy Sheriff Rachael B. Stuhlmiller

On Tuesday afternoon, 08/11/2015 around 3:29 PM, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office lost one of their own. Jail Deputy Sheriff Rachael B. Stuhlmiller was driving to work on US Hwy. 101 when she was involved in a tragic motorcycle accident.

Dep. Stuhlmiller was one of the newest Jail Deputies and was recently sworn in on 05/01/2015 in front of her family, friends and co-workers.  

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CANCER SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET

MGH logoThe third Monday of each month is the date for Harmony Hill Retreat Center and Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics’ monthly “Cancer Support Group”.   The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 21, 2015 at 6 p.m. in Mason General Hospital’s Pershing Room, through the Hospital’s Main (south) Entrance.

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Applications Still Sought for Allyn & Belfair UGA Committee

Mason County is still seeking applications from those wishing to serve on the Joint Advisory Committee of the Allyn & Belfair UGA’s for the 2016 Growth Management Act update. According to Barbara Adkins, Director of the County’s Department of Community Development, the Board of County Commissioners established the committee in June:

For an application, contact the Mason County Commissioners’ office at 360-275-4467, extension 419 or visit the County’s website: www.co.mason.wa.us.

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MGH&FC’s NEXT “LIVING WELL WITH DIABETES” CLASS SET FOR SEPTEMBER

MGH logoDiabetes doesn’t just affect the person with the condition – it also affects those close to them. With that in mind, Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics encourages a family member or friend to attend, along with their loved one who has diabetes, the next “Living Well with Diabetes” two- day morning class on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 15 and 16, 2015 in the Pershing Meeting Room at Mason General Hospital from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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