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:
Mason PUD 3 has received its tenth consecutive international recognition for the quality and completeness of its financial reporting.
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.
A 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.
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.
North Mason Resources will host Thanksgiving Day Breakfast from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Thursday, November 27 in their parking lot, weather permitting. The first time event will be conducted in honor of the memory of Jeff Mitchell, former owner of Belfair’s Mitchell Lumber, who passed away suddenly a week before his 55th birthday earlier this year.