Rev. Heinsen was recommended by a committee of members that was formed over a year ago when the position became vacant. This call committee, with the help of the Northwest District President in Portland, interviewed potential leaders from across the United States and as far away as Poland. In October, the membership of the congregation unanimously voted to extend a call to Rev. Heinsen.
In honor of Christmas, Shelton First Baptist Church is hosting a ‘Giving Tree’ in December to help meet Love INC clients’ needs for cold weather items such as sleeping bags, blankets, tents, tarps, hats and gloves. Congregants will select a card from the tree that names a needed item. Donations will be collected at the Love INC office, stored in Love INC’s distribution center, and handed out as needs arise. The local Care Net Pregnancy Center is also part of the Giving Tree.
The following is a news release from the Mason County Sheriff’s Office:
The Mason County Sheriff’s Office was requested by the Shelton School District to investigate a report alleging that a Shelton High School Teacher and Coach had sexual contact with a female student at the school. The investigation lead to the arrest of Christopher Frazier, a 30-year-old man from Shelton. The victim is a 17-year-old girl. Frazier was booked into the Mason County Jail on December 10th for investigation of Sexual Misconduct of a Minor and for Communication with a Minor for Immoral Purposes. His bail was set at $10,000.00 and he bailed out last night, December 11th. This case will be reviewed by the Mason County Prosecutor’s Office. No other information is available at this time due to the on-going investigation.
Damage to the northbound shoulder of US Highway 101 caused by recent heavy rains will require the road to be reduced to one alternating lane of traffic near the Mason-Jefferson County line at milepost 316.5. Recent heavy rains at the site, north of Hamma Hamma, washed away the roadway shoulder adjacent to Hood Canal.
Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union, has prefiled a bill to fund education first. House Bill 1001 would require a stand-alone education budget be passed and sent to the governor’s desk by March 31 in biennial budget years and Feb. 15 in supplemental budget years. Additionally, House Bill 1001 requires the governor to submit a separate education budget proposal to the Legislature with K-12 appropriations based on existing revenues and without assuming new taxes.
The Mason County Sheriff’s Office would like to warn the public regarding criminals taking advantage of citizen’s good intentions in the spirit of giving, or being coerced by scare tactics. According to Sheriff’s Office records, there has been an unusually high call load in the last several months regarding fraud, telephone & email scams and identity theft. Criminals are posing as many different types of people, attempting to trick you into making you provide your personal information. The following list is to help you understand just a few of the theft schemes that criminals are using this season: