Community watchdog, advocate for veterans and voice of reason, Tom Davis, called it quits Tuesday. Davis surprised everyone when he stepped up to the podium during the Mason County Commission’s open forum:
The Shelton Downtown Vision Plan walking audit and public workshop held on April 11 was a huge success. In part to better accommodate the substantial public interest in this project, the meeting scheduled for May 7th is being rescheduled for June 13, starting at 8:30 a.m., at the Shelton Civic Center, located at 525 W. Cota Street. This meeting will include facilitated group and table discussions to develop the vision and goals of the Plan, including design strategies, implementation tools, and funding opportunities. Please RSVP to Steve Goins, City of Shelton Community & Economic Development Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 432-5136, or Heidi McCutcheon, Executive Director of the Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce at email@example.com or (360) 426-2021.
Last weekend, April 24, 25 & 26, the Harstine Island Theater Club presented “The Odd Couple” by Neil Simon. The play was directed by Barbara Hubbard, who is a Mason County Sheriff Clerk. Of the many wonderful local resident performers, the cast also included Cindy Brewer, who is the Mason County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Officer, and Danielle Rickards, who is a Mason County Sheriff’s Detective. Cindy and Danielle played the parts as the “Pigeon Sisters”.
Thirty-fifth District state Reps. Dan Griffey and Drew MacEwen say they are working with Mason County community leaders to coordinate a job fair following Simpson Lumber’s announcement Tuesday that it would be closing its mills in Shelton. The mills are being sold to California-based Sierra Pacific Industries, which says it will not continue to operate them, but instead build a new mill in Shelton that’s expected to be operational sometime in 2017.