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10TH NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY THIS SATURDAY

unused drugsSaturday come to one of the almost 5,000 collection sites around the nation to return all unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe and anonymous disposal. This is the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in the past five years. All states and some territories will be participating Saturday. Mason County has two locations: in front of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office at 322 N 3rd Street in Shelton, and at Mason County Fire District #2 at 460 NE Old Belfair Highway in Belfair. These  secure tamper resistant collection boxes are 24-hours a day.

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MacEwen named legislator of the year by local educators

Rep. Drew MacEwen receives the Legislator of the Year Award from Ray Conover, a teacher at Oakland Bay Junior High School, Shelton.
Rep. Drew MacEwen receives the Legislator of the Year Award from Ray Conover, a teacher at Oakland Bay Junior High School, Shelton.

Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union, was named legislator of the year by District 3 members of the Washington Association of Agricultural Educators. The Washington Association of Agricultural Educators is an association of Career and Technical Education Teachers who teach agricultural and natural resource classes and work as advisors to Future Farmers of America groups.

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COAST GUARD MARITIME FORCE PROTECTION UNIT TO CONDUCT EXERCISE ON HOOD CANAL

Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit-BangorThe Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit, Bangor, Wash. is scheduled to conduct an on-water exercise Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The exercise will be held on the Hood Canal and will include boat tactics, security zone maintenance and weapons capabilities. 

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North Mason Candidates’ Forum

LIVEvideoSTREAMThe North Mason Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee is partnering with the North Mason Community Voice, MasonWebTV.com  and Hood Canal Communications to present a Candidates’ Forum on Thursday, September 24, 6:00 p.m., at the NEW North Mason High School in Belfair.  The evening’s moderator will be Port of Allyn Executive Director Lary Coppola. If you are unable to attend, you can watch the forum live on MasonWebTV.com or hcc.net.

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Potlatch State Park Closed to Recreational Water Use

Mason County Public health logoPossible bacterial Contamination due to a failing large onsite septic system is causing the closure of the beach at Potlatch State Park to recreational marine water use.

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September 26 is Fee Free & Healthy Parks, Healthy Communities Day at Olympic National Park

200px_US_NationalParkService_ShadedLogoSaturday, September 26 will be a special day at Olympic National Park, with free entry and special free activities throughout the day to help people find, enjoy and be active in their park!

In addition to National Public Lands Day, celebrated throughout the country, September 26 will beHealthy Parks, Healthy Communities Day at Olympic National Park.

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MASON COUNTY COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER SUMMIT

MC Community SummittUnited Way of Mason County is partnering with Mason Transit Authority (MTA) to host a Volunteer Summit at the Transit-Community Center (T-CC) on October 7, 2015. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness about the organizations in Mason County that provide social services to the community, the services they provide, as well as promote the volunteer positions those organizations have available and are currently recruiting for. And for some, they are desperate to find volunteers.

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CANCER SUPPORT GROUP MEETING IN OCTOBER

MGH logoHarmony Hill Retreat Center and Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics co-sponsor a “Cancer Support Group” that meets on the third Monday of each month. The next meeting will be on Monday, October 19, 2015 at 6 p.m. in the Pershing Meeting Room, at the Hospital.

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Corrections Secretary Bernie Warner to leave state service

DOC logoState Department of Corrections Secretary Bernie Warner announced Tuesday that he is leaving state service on October 16 to start a new job in the private sector.

Warner, who started his career with the Department 35 years ago, returned to Washington 5 years ago. He was appointed Secretary by former Governor Gregoire in 2011 and then reappointed by Governor Inslee in 2013.

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PURSE SNATCHING SUSPECT

Purse snatcher suspectOn Sunday, September 20, 2015, around 4 PM, a male grabbed a purse sitting next to a woman at the Little Creek Casino near the valet entrance. Several citizens and an employee attempted to stop the suspect who got into a waiting red Buick 4 door occupied by three other people which was last seen headed up the Northbound ramp of Highway 101.

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