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Timberland Regional Library schedules spring training for library staff

TRL logoIn May, Timberland Regional Library (TRL) employees will have a professional training day to enhance knowledge and skills. Branches will close on a rolling schedule to ensure public access to services. The TRL Administrative Center will remain open. Central Reference Services will close Tuesday, May 5. The Hoodsport and Shelton libraries wil be closed Wednesday, May 13 while the North Mason library in Belfair will be closed Friday, May 22.

Police Chase Leads to Arrest

A police chase started in Shelton and ended in the Shorecrest area Wednesday morning ended with an arrest. The following is a news release from the Shelton Police Department:

On Wednesday, April 5, 2015 at about 10:30 Officers from the Shelton Police Department were working a Traffic Emphasis Patrol in conjunction with the Mason County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Patrol. 

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Two outstanding young men, seniors at North Mason High School, have each been awarded $1,000 scholarships for 2015 by the Mason Benson Club. The MBC, a community organization of residents who live on or near Mason and Benson lakes, annually grants the scholarships to graduating seniors.

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Earth Day Adopt-A-Road Clean Up Event

In recognition of April 22, 2015 as Earth Day, Mason County will host a one-time (no commitment) Adopt-A-Road event. County Engineer Melissa McFadden explains:

For more information, contact Mason County Public Works, 360-427-9670, extension 450; 360-275-4467, extension 450; or 360-482-5269, extension 450.

Lead-warning for Chinese-produced children’s herbal cold and flu remedy

doh logoThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent out an alert regarding Bo-Ying Compound after traces of lead were found in the product. Bo-Ying Compound is used to treat a wide variety of conditions in infants and children.

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401 Schools Win State’s Highest Honor – 3 in Mason County

OSPI logoThree Mason County schools were among the 401 schools to earned Washington Achievement Awards for 2014. Award-winning schools were notified last week via email by State Superintendent Randy Dorn and State Board of Education Chair Isabel Muñoz-Colón.

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MGH logoSummer is just around the corner, which makes this a perfect time to register for the May “First Aid/CPR/AED” class presented by Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics. It’s set for Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Hospital’s Learning Center, located next to the Shelton McDonald’s on Olympic Highway North. 

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Celebrate National Library Week, April 12-18

TRL logoTuesday, April 14 is National Library Workers Day. It falls within the annual celebration of National Library Week, sponsored by the American Library Association.

The week-long observance is a time to reflect on what free, public libraries mean to people all over the country, but National Library Workers Day is much more personal.

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